The tribulus grows on the wall, / And cannot be brushed away. / The story of the inner chamber, / Cannot [...] Cf. Shijing 46
1. Chan Ch'ang murdered the duke Chien of Ch'î. / 2. Confucius bathed, went to court and informed the duke Âi, saying, [...] Cf. Lunyu 368
Yü / Enthusiasm / Thunder comes resounding out of the earth: The image of ENTHUSIASM. Thus the ancient kings made [...] Cf. Yijing 16
It is because every one under Heaven recognizes beauty as beauty, that the idea of ugliness exists. / And equally if [...] Cf. Daodejing 2
Preparing me chicken and rice, old friend, / You entertain me at your farm. / We watch the green trees that [...] Cf. Tangshi 128
Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is [...] Cf. Sunzi 115
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